Indian film star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail
By Khaama Press - Thu Apr 05 2018, 2:32 pm
According to the local media reports, Khan was found guilty of killing blackbuck whle on a film shoot in Rajasthan around twenty years ago.
The film star was tried for the alleged killing of the endangered species by a court in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan state today.
Other Indian film starts inclduing Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari were also accused of the killing of the endangered species.
However, the named stars were acquitted by the court for the lack of evidence.
In October 1998, they were believed to be in the Gypsy that Salman Khan was driving during the alleged hunt near Jodhpur, according to NDTV.
The antelopes were shot dead near a village of Bishnois, a community that reverse the animals and is passionate about protecting them. Salman Khan spotted a herd of blackbuck and shot dead two of them, according to the court hearing.
In the meantime, Mahipal Bishnoi, a lawyer who fought against Khan, has said there are efforts by certain circles for the probation as they emphasize on minimum sentence.
This comes as Khan was sentenced to five years in jail by a court in Mumbai city of India in 2002 over an alleged hit and run case that left one person dead.
Khan was found guilty of driving his vehicle on a person sleeping on the roadside, killing him, and escaping from the scene.